|Project by johnjoiner||posted 01-01-2009 08:06 PM||2425 views||4 times favorited||4 comments|
The photos show the progression in my last four, with the most recent on the right. The three on the right are my best attempt at carving in the Swedish style taught by Wille Sundqvist in his book and by Fred Livesay in a class I took last summer. That style has a sort of keel on the under-side of the handle where it is thin just before the bowl of the spoon. The keel allows the spoon to have a nice profile and still be very strong.
These were carved with knives and a little hand sanding. The left three are of birch. The spoon on the right is about nine inches long, of cherry. All were finished by soaking in food-safe linseed oil.
Thanks for looking.